The Mark Taylor Quartet at Seattle Art Museum – Gary Fukushima, Jeff Johnson, Mark Taylor and Byron Vannoy. ( photo by Robert Wade )

On the next Jazz Northwest from 88-5 KPLU, saxophonist and composer Mark Taylor leads his quartet in an Art of Jazz concert and CD release party at the Seattle Art Museum. Mark Taylor was recently named Northwest Instrumentalist of the Year at the annual Earshot Awards, and he’s been featured in numerous Seattle groups including the Jim Knapp Orchestra and the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Thomas Marriott and Matt Jorgensen + 451.

The new CD “Spectre” (Origin Records) was officially released on April 21 and contains most of the selections in this concert. The SAM concert airs on Jazz Northwest this Sunday April 19 at 1 PM PDT on 88-5 KPLU and . It will also be available as a podcast the following day.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for KPLU.

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